Seve Ballesteros will be remembered at the annual Masters champions dinner in Augusta on Tuesday.

Ballesteros’ countryman, Jose Maria Olazabal, will be in attendance to remember the death of his close friend in a time-honoured tradition at the Masters.

Olazabal explained there is always a mention during the dinner of the players who have passed away in the last year, further adding to the unique atmosphere that Masters week provides.

“It’s one of the beauties of this place that they show their respect to those we have lost,” he said.

Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, like Ballesteros, captured two Green Jackets and will compete in this week’s Masters after recovering from a cracked bone in his foot.

“I was on a treadmill when I felt something and it kept me out of the Open de Andalucia three weeks ago, but I’ve been able to practise and this is one tournament I always love to play whenever I possibly can,” he said.

The 46-year-old did not compete in the Masters in 1996 as he battled to overcome rheumatism and secured his second title at Augusta just three years later.

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